Voyage name: 
04 January - 14 January
2300 at sea - weather scattered cloud, wind N 14 knots, swell E 0.5 metre, temperature 20 degrees, barometer 1011 hpa

Ahoy there everyone,


Welcome to day six, the morning commenced at 0700 with another rousing tune this time from Red Watch which heralded in a new day. Overnight wind conditions changed significantly with the wind veering from the north the south requiring constant changing of the sail plan as the ship commenced beating south.

After morning brief and happy hour each watch discussed mid voyage talks where individual and collective progression was evaluated against the day one goals and revised for the second half of the voyage.

With lunch completed the ship was rigged for silent running ship when all machinery was isolated and only the sounds of the sea and the wind in the rigging was heard throughout the ship. This enabled the Youth Crew the rare opportunity to contemplate and reflect to a time when tall ships were only powered by the wind and without electrical power generation.

The next round of ‘rope races’ was held raising the non-competitive stakes to a new level. The remainder of the afternoon was then utilised for sail work and navigation consolidation as the ship continued to close the coast. The winds continued to abate requiring the ship to commence motor sailing.

After dinner the Youth Crew were stood down for respite overnight in preparation for assuming command and control of the ship for the following 24 hours. The intention is to remain at sea overnight.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien